Stone Temple Pilots are going on tour this fall. The 2015 tour will make it the band's fourth with frontman Chester Bennington, who joined in 2013. The brief outing runs from September 15-25. See below for Stone Temple Pilots tickets.
|Current Tour:||2015 Tour|
|First Album:||Core (1992)|
The Stone Temple Pilots were essentially formed because of a girl. Lead singer Scott Weiland met bass player Robert DeLeo at a concert in Long Beach, CA, and they connected over the fact that they had dated the same woman. They decided to start their own band named Mighty Joe Young with additions of drummer Eric Kretz and Robert DeLeo's brother Dean on guitar. After discovering the name Mighty Joe Young was being used, they adopted the name Stereo Temple Pirates before officially changing it to Stone Temple Pilots. They immediately entered the studio and began recording their debut album.
Core (1992) was released in September and the band immediately began seeing success from the album. The fanbase they had built around the Los Angeles area began to multiply around the country with the album peaking at #3 in the US and going multi-platinum. Thousands of fans bought Stone Temple Pilots tickets in support of the group as they toured with the likes of Megadeth and Rage Against the Machine in 1993.
The Stone Temple Pilots' follow-up album Purple dropped in 1994 and immediately shot to #1. Featuring singles like "Big Empty," "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song," Purple sold over three million albums only months after its release. The next few albums by the Stone Temple Pilots all reached the Top 10 with the bands popularity never waning. But in 2003, the Stone Temple Pilots parted ways, as each of the members joined different projects, including Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone.
In 2008, Stone Temple Pilots reunited and began to work on their sixth studio album, Stone Temple Pilots. The album was released in 2010 and was their last album to feature vocalist Scott Weiland before his departure from the band. In 2013, Stone Temple Pilots released an EP titled High Rise, which was their first release featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park as the band's lead singer.
In 2015, the band embarked on a tour that took them to cities across the United States throughout the month of April. Soon after, they announced they would play a string of dates in September that would make stops in cities, such as Detroit, MI and Louisville, KY.